New! Pantone View Home + Interiors 2014

New! Pantone View Home + Interiors 2014

Pantone View Home + Interiors 2014 – they’re here again! The nine Pantone View Home + Interiors 2014 color palettes. I have been too caught up in designing to post as of late, but as spring comes upon us and color returns, so will I post with more frequency – starting with the newest Pantone […] more…
How to find your style

How to find your style

The best way to find your style is to identify what you like. Finding your style may be harder than you think! A reader wrote to me last week and asked me what a transitional Japanese style room might look like. This was an interesting question because it was very specific. Design styles are like […] more…
The Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

The Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

The Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013 is here and they are calling it “a palette of many moods” A truer statement I have not yet heard in 2013, but before my own reflections on the color palette, I always like to begin with Pantone’s own vision of the spearhead targeted to influence entire industries […] more…
Inspiration

Inspiration

Inspiration is the caveot of creation. Color and Home Trends serve as period-specific canons intended to inspire us to model after them to yes – make money – and aspire to a tasteful aesthetic….but Re-Do it Design is a blog about inspiration. I tell everyone who will listen that trends are resurrected classics that have […] more…
2013 – A New Year in COLOR!

2013 – A New Year in COLOR!

Let’s raise our glasses to a bright and shiny New Year in color, style and design! Every new year is a journey capable of channel who you are through the way you choose to live. Thanks for making Re-Do it Design a stop on your road of discovery in 2012! We will be checking out […] more…
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

I have been taking a long winter’s nap for the holiday, well-deserved or otherwise in our freshly-minted winter wonderland. You know it’s a slow news week, when every major network descends upon Syracuse to take pictures of the snow; it’s rather like watching rabbits eat carrots in unanointed amazement… I live near Syracuse in upstate […] more…

A Very Merry Christmas!

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10 Handmade Christmas Ideas

10 Handmade Christmas Ideas

There’s nothing like a handmade Christmas to put the spirit into the holiday. Doing something from the heart to show people who are your core that you care costs less, but rolling up your sleeves is not only good for your wallet – it’s food for the soul. Hand-made decor, gifts and food pull at the […] more…
Why Emerald Green? Pantone’s Vision – 2013

Why Emerald Green? Pantone’s Vision – 2013

We’ve already done allot on Emerald, the newly announced color of the year 2013, but as soon as the pronouncement of The Color of The Year has been made, the hum begins. Everyone wants to know the reasoning that under-pins Pantone’s color selection process; in this case, of Emerald 1756-41. And why not? We’re going […] more…
Color of The Year 2013

Color of The Year 2013

The Color of The Year for 2013 has arrived as the New Year in Color has yet to even begin – which gives us a chance to put our heads together on incorporating the somber yet lush jewel tone of Emerald into our room designs. Due to its nearly equal distribution of green and blue, […] more…
Pantone Emerald and Tangerine Tango Macarons

Pantone Emerald and Tangerine Tango Macarons

What better way to pay tribute to Pantone’s resignation of Tangerine Tango to Emerald as Color of the Year 2013 than with the confection and color of French Macarons? In tribute to the passing of another year in color and beginning anew, I adapted this recipe from Pierre Hermé’s fabulous French Macaron cook book to […] more…
New! Pantone Color of the Year 2013: PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald

New! Pantone Color of the Year 2013: PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald

The Pantone color of the year is PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald! I had favored this one of the two front-runners – while Emerald Green and Monaco Blue were both rich and somber, Emerald does offer a true complementary relationship for everyone who has invested in allot of Tangerine Tango-range accents over the past couple of years. […] more…
Poinsettias! A Christmas Story

Poinsettias! A Christmas Story

Poinsettias first caught my eye in high school, under rather extraordinary circumstances. My parents made a decision completely out of character for them, casting off conservative, low-risk postures and packing my sister and I into a Volkswagen bug to drive over 3,000 miles, and 6200 feet in elevation from Central New York State to San […] more…
Pantone Color of The Year 2013 – The Contenders!

Pantone Color of The Year 2013 – The Contenders!

The 2013 Pantone Color of The Year webinar will convene on December 13, when you can tune in to Re-Do it Design to check out what the world’s authority on color standardization and trends has to say about the year in color to come! I am kissing good-bye with kleenex in hand on the 13th. […] more…
Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Perfect pumpkin pie is not just for Thanksgiving – Christmas is my family’s excuse to indulge twice in this hands-down favorite dessert! It never seems to fail – another Thanksgiving has passed me by in a blur. As always, I created an imaginative holiday table in nearly restaurant scale. Each Thanksgiving I open my home […] more…
Life of Pi – Translating Inspiration to Design

Life of Pi – Translating Inspiration to Design

New ways to see to color always inspire and fill me with gratitude for the fact of living. Sometimes it’s important to take a few days off and hit the ground running with a fresh lens…and a fresh lens is exactly what I got when I dropped into my seat and donned my 3-D glasses […] more…
Color Trends 2013 – Pittsburgh Paint’s Ruth Ann Hanlon

Color Trends 2013 – Pittsburgh Paint’s Ruth Ann Hanlon

Color Trends 2013 are here and every trend-setting paint source has their exciting new interpretations of colors that will shape our view of the year  to come. A few weeks ago, Sarah at my favorite paint source invited me to see a color talk given by Ruth Ann Hanlon, National Color & Design Manager at […] more…
Velvet

Velvet

Velvet is the fabric of nobility. The origins of velvet may be traced to Baghdad during the rule of Harun al-Rashid introduced by merchants of  Kashmiri and to Al-Andalus by Ziryab. This is Wikapedia’s version, and my research has not upturned contradictory evidence, nor an account that predates this version. King Richard II of England […] more…
Hot Color – Cool Tones

Hot Color – Cool Tones

Hot Color and Cool tones are masters of confusion, leading us down slippery slopes of assumptions that leave our designs threads unconnected. We started a discussion of use of accent color yesterday. Today we use green (or yellow and white added to blue) to tame blues. Black body temperature tells a story worth hearing about […] more…
Accent Color and Color Trends

Accent Color and Color Trends

If Accent color is power – the greatest power lies in the use of the hottest colors. Accent color is the designer’s best and most persuasive weapon against color hesitation. Discretion with color can definitely the better part of design valor, and a little color can be used judiciously to create a design that most […] more…
The Color of Christmas

The Color of Christmas

The colors of Christmas abound – and yes – we just got done with Halloween! I have been working hard since All Hallow’s Eve on a less than stylish head cold. But prior to taking refuge in my fuzzy robe and slippers, I was in Home Goods to grab some last minute candles. I was […] more…
American Style!

American Style!

Today is the day to celebrate American Style, by getting to the poles and supporting the system that upholds hearth and home! Our nation’s limited palette offers unlimited potential to those who can imagion all the possibilities. I don’t know an unopinionated designer, because it’s such an oximoron, really. If you find your comfort zone stationed firmly […] more…
Benjamin Moore Paint – White Rooms

Benjamin Moore Paint – White Rooms

Benjamin Moore paint may be a funny association for turning back the clock – but as shortened daylight and deepening darkness beg for light white rooms have their merits! While the leap back adds a merciful hour of sleep, it does little to raise the spirits – and no one knows more about light and […] more…
Color Trends – Color Blocking

Color Trends – Color Blocking

Color Trends in Fashion have been dominated by Color Blocking for some time now, but color blocking has only recently been a heating as a Color Trend in interior design. I love color blocking for a great many reasons, but foremost because it single-handedly solves so many common problems by providing simple solutions that anyone […] more…
Time and Color

Time and Color

Timeless Color and design fascinate me. In yesterday’s post I shared an image (left) I found of paint swatches from 1807 that could easily pose as Pantones Color predictions for 2013.  It piqued my curiosity about what other 2012 – 2013 color palettes and designs might find their roots in the early nineteenth century… The […] more…
Petite Lemon Souffles – in Lemons!

Petite Lemon Souffles – in Lemons!

Yesterday’s article included Bejamin Moore’s Color of The Year, Lemon Chiffon – a name and color good enough to eat! Most people equate lemons with foods of summer, but all that lemon yellow (both Pantone and Benjamin Moore) are reminding me much more of the color of that dominates the Fall leaf displays in my […] more…
GET COLOR

GET COLOR

Let’s get color – by mixing up all those color trends I have been sharing with you over the past week, to create a mix that speaks to your own vision. Those of you who are not first-timers at Re-Do it Design have heard me expound of finding your color comfort zone. Color’s safety net […] more…
New! Benjamin Moore’s 2013 Color of The Year – Lemon Sorbet

New! Benjamin Moore’s 2013 Color of The Year – Lemon Sorbet

Benjamin Moore’s 2013 Color of The Year is Lemon Sorbet! On the heals of yesterday’s article about Pantone’s new pastels and my personal spin on optimizing pastels by adding a grey cast, this timely email landed in my inbox touting Benjamin Moore’s new color trends featured in the company of grey! Benjamin Moore is calling […] more…
Color Trends 2012 – Fall Pastels

Color Trends 2012 – Fall Pastels

Fall Pastels are almost an oxymoron – but Pantone’s color predictions for 2013 – 2014 point to a 2-year span of color trends heavily influenced by, and inclusive of pastel palettes. Pastels, although light and fresh can pose interesting color challenges in interior design schemes, when the goal is to create a sophisticated color story. […] more…
Color Trends – PANTONE home + interiors 2013

Color Trends – PANTONE home + interiors 2013

It’s Here – Color Trends – PANTONE home + interiors 2013! I thought this might never be finished – with so much to share let’s begin our look forward at Color and Interior Trends for 2013 without preamble… No, the palettes are not new; there is a great deal of cross over between home and […] more…
Pantone PORTAL Color Planner – Summer 2014!

Pantone PORTAL Color Planner – Summer 2014!

  Pantone PORTAL Color Planner – Summer 2014 What a day in Color! Pantone’s PORTAL Color Planner – Summer 2014 just arrived in my e-mail on the heals of the PANTONE home + interiors 2013 webinar forecast broadcast at noon! Yes, to clarify – that was PANTONE home + interiors 2013 color predictions! While I […] more…
DIY – Something For (almost) Nothing

DIY – Something For (almost) Nothing

DIY at its best transforms creativity into cost cutting solutions, particularly during the coming holiday season that stretches most budgets to their endurance. With Halloween looming only a frightening couple of weeks away, even those of us turned firmly away in useless denial from the fading glow of long warm summer days are forced to […] more…
Columbus Day 2012 – Design for Fun!

Columbus Day 2012 – Design for Fun!

Columbus Day is the perfect excuse to get an extra day of rest and engage in some online design for fun – here are a couple of leisure time tools to express your design muse…. Layla Grayce is having a contest to design your dream bedroom and win up to $4,ooo powered by Olioboard – […] more…
Find Color – Choosing Art

Find Color – Choosing Art

  How do you find color – color that defines your design? Wall art is a great way to inflect color and personal style in any space. Properly hung wall art is centered at the average person’s height (about 5’5″, so if it’s an installation wall that’s your center) so it communicates with color both […] more…
Sneak Peek! PANTONE home + interiors 2013 Colors

Sneak Peek! PANTONE home + interiors 2013 Colors

PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2013 Webinar is already just around the corner – where is the Fall going? This installment of Home and interiors will touch on “which colors will have staying power and can be relied upon as a steadying influence in unsteady times.” Translation: (One of my pet areas of interest) The disconnect […] more…
Story Walls – Part 2

Story Walls – Part 2

I left off with Wall Stories and a promise to elaborate on choosing art and objects to personalize the way that you tell your individual story.  You may be wondering then why I have chosen examples in black and white, and monochrome to instruct you on how to best tell your story. Color and style […] more…
Wall Stories – – Gallery Walls That Define

Wall Stories – – Gallery Walls That Define

Story walls allow your room to tell your story. With the grim reality of the onset of the first day necessitating two sweaters,  I was thinking that this might be a good time to begin focusing on in-door projects like gallery walls.Then I saw this article snipet from The Wall Street Journal, heralding Tara Shaw […] more…
Up-cycling….Plywood, Burlap and Re-Do it Design

Up-cycling….Plywood, Burlap and Re-Do it Design

So many of you read Re-Do it Design that I am always even more astonished by the prevailing silence in contrast to your numbers, than the fact that you have all come to read this blog! I wish more of you would comment, because when you take the time to share I learn so much […] more…
Decorative Pumpkins That Imitate Decor

Decorative Pumpkins That Imitate Decor

I thought that with one of the last warm weekends approaching, it might be a great time to begin creative brain storming for Halloween – and I found the most fabulous decor-centric decorated pumpkins on Country Living Magazine’s website – I thought it might be fun to match these pumkins up with their Cinderella muses […] more…
The Power of Yellow

The Power of Yellow

The Power of Yellow? Pantone Lemon Zest – Ok, but Vermeer? This could only mean….Yes! Brace yourself for art history and science! Bare with me, today’s illuminating facts about the power of yellow can change your design – and design can changes the way you feel when you unlock your door, which in turn can […] more…
Nectarine  – The Misunderstood Pantone

Nectarine – The Misunderstood Pantone

Nectarine hovers like color vapor despite its assertive hue in that misty color range that is understood differently by every person who is asked to describe it – so what is Nectarine? Perhaps this gives yo some insight into the confusion….and it’s not simply confusion about the mental imprint of similar fruits, that at least […] more…
A Walk in The Woods or promenons nous dans les bois

A Walk in The Woods or promenons nous dans les bois

Today we Eat Color in keeping with our Pantone Theme, grounded in French interpretation. I discovered this fabulous salad on MyLittleFabric.com; an ode to Pantone tender shoots – below each entry is the translation, for those of you like myself, who are unfortunate in the realms of foreign language (of most varieties) J’aime le printemps, […] more…
Greens – – – Pantone and Beyond

Greens – – – Pantone and Beyond

If you had a chance to listen to Laurice Eisman’s thoughts on Pantone’s 2013 Color predictions in yesterday’s article on Pantone’s Spring 2013 Color Report you may have noted that the trend setters at Pantone are placing allot of emphasis on Greens in the year to come. In order to get the result that you […] more…
2013 Color Trends – Fashion Color Report

2013 Color Trends – Fashion Color Report

As summer blinks into fall, we set the stage for the monochromatic months to come by drilling into color, color trends, and how to use all that information to transform all that defines the shelter that we call home. Each year, I cover the Pantone trends; not for want of more original concepts, but because […] more…
In the Pink – Color Trends

In the Pink – Color Trends

Pale Pinks have enjoyed a lime light in the year past and year to come, and pales in general figure prominently already in trends to watch for 2013 / 2014, mixed with patina finishes, distressed surfaces presented with undisturbed simplicity. Pantone past and future pales are colors that whisper color subtitles, and are capable of […] more…
Eat Pale Pink and Linen – Rose Water and Pear Compote

Eat Pale Pink and Linen – Rose Water and Pear Compote

Today we eat Pantone Rose Smoke and Linen, and both are sweet treats that I discovered on www.cookingmelangery.com. This is yet another edible color confection that finds its flavor in the delicate essence of rose water. Nougat has a texture that rather expresses the feel of pale pink, and cranberry rescues this confection from succumbing […] more…
Friday Finds – COLOR Going Fast at Joss & Main!

Friday Finds – COLOR Going Fast at Joss & Main!

Look at these colors at Joss & Main! They are selling out as we speak, so look fast! Click Here to Check out Joss & Main Love the color palette of this over-dyed rug! Click here for The stool Fabric covered is almost as cool as knit-bombed, and generally easier on the budget – $189.95 […] more…
Layered Gelee, Pantone Linen, and Pantone Nectarine

Layered Gelee, Pantone Linen, and Pantone Nectarine

  With the release of today’s Pantone Spring 2013 fashion color forecast, I was inspired to look ahead and find edible color in keeping with the linen and nectar spectrum included in the Fashion Report. I was so inspired by Martha Stewart’s gorgeous layered gelee, combining linen and nectarine in layers of mixed opacity and […] more…
Spring 2013 Color Trends: PANTONE Fashion Color Report

Spring 2013 Color Trends: PANTONE Fashion Color Report

It’s Here! The Spring 2013 Pantone Color Report has just been released, and variations on the theme that were popular in the Fall Color report can be counted amongst the new selections – gone are the gray and chocolate tones, as well as the mustard yellows – the only surviving neutral is 12-1008 Linen, a […] more…
Sneak Peek – Pantone Colors 2014!

Sneak Peek – Pantone Colors 2014!

It’s here! Every first week of September, Pantone sends out a tantalizing first peek at what to expect from the forecast two years out! Two years, you say? Yes – trends never rest. While you may have not considered what you will eat for breakfast tomorrow morning (and you are not alone) the Pantone color […] more…

Savoring Summer – Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil

The Kitchn Blog wsupplied an excellent Tip derived from an article for Vegetarian Times that appears this month in the July/August issue, all about preserving the savory fresh herbs of summer by simply freezing them. Why miss fresh Pesto, peach puree, or tomato soup of the vine? This simple technique preserves a bit of summer […] more…
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